Sunday, October 09, 2005

Big Brother the Homophobe 

Update: State Senator Patricia Miller (R) has pulled her head out of her ass, or at least seen the writing on the wall, and withdrawn the heinous legislation described below, noting, "The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission."

Translation: I realized I'd have my ass handed to me if I tried to push through this Fascistic measure. But still, for even proposing this idea, much less thinking of it, Miller deserves to be removed from office immediately. Remember that when she's up for re-election next.

I read this (courtesy Pandagon and Daily Kos) and got chills -- shades of "Brave New World", "1984" and Nazi Eugenics. Short version: Indiana is considering a law that would bar unmarried women from having children via artificial means. Read between the lines: what the law is really after is preventing lesbians from having children. 'Cause, it's totally fine for an unmarried woman to get knocked up the old fashioned way. Just keep your turkey basters to yourselves.

No surprise that this proposal comes from the Republicans. Because, as is obvious, Republicans are against governmental interference, until it comes to a woman's uterus and what she choses to do with it. One small quote:
As it (sic) the draft of the new law reads now, an intended parent "who knowingly or willingly participates in an artificial reproduction procedure" without court approval, "commits unauthorized reproduction, a Class B misdemeanor." The criminal charges will be the same for physicians who commit "unauthorized practice of artificial reproduction."
Note that phrase: "unauthorized reproduction." If that doesn't scare the holy fuck out of you, I don't know what else will.

It reeks of Nazism and eugenics. What next? "You don't make enough money (because you're black), so you can't have babies." "You go to the wrong church (Jew), so no babies." "We don't like your politics (Democrat), so no babies." Keeping in mind that the current law really reads, "We don't like your lifestyle (you dyke) so no babies."

Well, y'know what? If this law passes in Indiana, any legislator who votes for it deserves only one thing. To be hauled out of office, tarred, feathered, castrated and/or given a hysterectomy, then run out of state on a rail -- and whoever wrote this abomination deserves nothing less than a lead enema. No government entity in the United States of America has any right, whatsoever noway no how, to tell people how and when and in what way they can reproduce. The very concept is slap in the face to the 51% of the American population who are female.

Why do conservative asshats insist on this kind of crap? Because they're married to some non-existent fantasy image of mommy, daddy and the 2.5; mommy stays at home and cooks and cleans, daddy wears a fedora to work, and none of the 2.5 children ever ever will fall in love with someone of the same gender. (Cue Tattoo. "The plane! The plane!")

Y'know what? Except for a brief period in the 50s and early 60s, when America was flush with cash and admiration after being the heroes in that whole WWII thing, the above scenario has been the exception, not the rule. Go much further back in history, and children were only one thing: insurance. The more kids, the more manual labor for the farm or the local factory, hence more money coming in. Go further forward, the fewer kids the later the better. And go back even further in time and place, and you'll find the idea of girls being married at 12 to 30-ish men for the monetary advantage of their family not at all unusual.

Or you could go back to ancient Greece, where homosexuality wasn't an aberration, it was a hobby -- of all those married men, who had a barefoot, pregnant wife locked up at home.

Point is this: the Republican Fantasy Family is a myth. It is not, has not and never will be the norm, and no legislation will make it happen. Honestly, the only thing their law will create is a class of gray area criminals -- lesbian women who marry gay men in order to be able to conceive artificially. Or, without the marriage bit, lots and lots of lesbians asking their gay friends to take the tukey baster into the bathroom and jack off into it.

I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that this load of bullshit doesn't pass. But if it does, to the people of Indiana: it will be your solemn duty to punish the idiots resopnsible. Because, if they pass this, Indiana Republicans will have so abrogated the idea of "less government" that they don't even deserve to call themselves conservatives. Radicals is more like it.

No, not Radicals. I think the words is Fascists.

"Were sorry, Miss Smith. You can't have a baby."

That matter is no one's business but Miss Smith's. Ever.

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